Syllabus for Degree Project Feasibility Study in Industrial Engineering and Management

Förstudie för examensarbete i industriell teknik


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TG276
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Industrial Engineering and Management G2F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2016-03-08
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2022-10-03
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2023
  • Entry requirements:

    110 credits, which of 60 credits in Industrial Engineering and Management. Participation in Six Sigma and Change Management.

  • Responsible department: Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering

Learning outcomes

After passing the course, students should be able to

  • identify and prioritise opportunities for improvement fields in an organisation using systematic methods from the field of industrial engineering and management,
  • plan, carry out and present an independently conducted feasibility study in an organisation,
  • use appropriate technical tools to analyse and present method and results,
  • communicate their results orally and in writing to the interested parties of the feasibility study,
  • explain in which situations different scientific methods can be used,
  • describe, discuss and use methods for structured data collection,
  • produce and orally present a written project report containing problem descriptions of concrete improvement fields, including current situation description, method choice, collection of data and analysis.


Component 1: Scientific method

Scientific views and procedures. Qualitative and quantitative methods. Advantages and disadvantages of different qualitative and quantitative methods. Validity, reliability and generalisation of results. Communication of results. Layout and contents of a degree project/project report.

Component 2: Feasibility study

Planning and implementation of a feasibility study including identification of improvement fields in an organisation. Based on the orientation of the feasibility study, choice and application of appropriate systematic methods, working methods and technical tools for collection of data and analysis of primary and secondary data collected from the field of industrial engineering and management.


Lectures, seminars and supervision of individual work.


Component 1: Written examination and active participation in seminars (1 credit).

Component 2: Written report in Swedish or English with oral presentations and critical review (4 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding targeted pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2023

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Patel, Runa; Davidson, Bo Forskningsmetodikens grunder : att planera, genomföra och rapportera en undersökning

    Femte upplagan: Lund: Studentlitteratur, [2019]

    Find in the library


  • Denscombe, Martyn Forskningshandboken : för småskaliga forskningsprojekt inom samhällsvetenskaperna

    3., rev. och uppdaterade uppl.: Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2016

    Find in the library


  • Eriksson, Lars Torsten; Wiedersheim-Paul, Finn Att utreda, forska och rapportera

    10. uppl.: Stockholm: Liber, 2014

    Find in the library


  • Thurén, Torsten Vetenskapsteori för nybörjare

    Upplaga 3: Stockholm: Liber, [2019]

    Find in the library


Last modified: 2022-04-26